5 Benefits of Acupuncture Treatment For Working Malaysians

Acupuncture | | 18 Jul 2022

As most Malaysians are gradually going back to the office and getting used to another new routine after two years, trying to cope with the pressure can be stressful. Traffic jams are worse than ever, on top of having to deal with the challenges of working in an office setting.

Moreover, the pandemic has also taught us the importance of health and wellness. Which is why incorporating Traditional Chinese Medicine health treatments like acupuncture into your lifestyle is a great way to boost productivity and general health.

If you are new to acupuncture and are wondering how it can help, let's look at what it is and how beneficial this treatment can be.

What Is Acupuncture Treatment? 

Acupuncture treatment involves inserting thin needles into the body and is a complementary therapy to conventional medical treatment that has been prescribed by doctors. By inserting the needles into the body, it will help stimulate the sensory nerves in the skin and muscles. There are also targeted areas on the body where the practitioner would insert the needles to treat specific health issues. When the needles are inserted, it will help trigger the body's natural healing capabilities while restoring balance to both the mind and body.

This treatment dates back to 6000 BC in China, and the first procedure was documented in The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine, published around 100 BC. While this practice fell out in the 18th and 19th centuries because Western medicine gained popularity, the knowledge of acupuncture began to spread again in 1971 when a member of the American press corps was treated with acupuncture. After he described his treatment to the New York Times, people began to gain interest in acupuncture treatment and its benefits.  

Benefits Of Acupuncture 

If you are still on the fence about giving acupuncture treatment in Malaysia a try, then here are a few benefits that may enlighten and convince you to test it out for the first time.

Reduces Stress  

Stress is the primary source of different health issues, such as:

- heart diseases

- obesity

- gastrointestinal problems

- Alzheimer's disease

- diabetes

Acupuncture treatment is a great physical therapy that can help reduce stress. It assists in restoring energy balance and triggering the nervous system responses, which is a key factor in lowering the body's stress reaction. Besides that, acupuncture will help lower the stress hormone levels, which will help improve your mood and reduce the feeling of anxiety.

Reduces Back and Joint Pain  

Whether your job requires you to sit down for an extended period or carry out laborious tasks on-site, any form of pain in your body can slow down your productivity. Our first instinct when experiencing pain would be to take medication that would relieve us from the pain at that moment, which can be harmful to our organs in the long run.

Acupuncture treatment is an excellent alternative to drug-free pain relief, as it will also reduce the swelling and inflammation in our body that cause backaches or joint pain. Pain relief is one of the top benefits of acupuncture treatment.

Improves Immune System and Reduces Sick Days 

Improving our immune system and ensuring that we do not fall sick, especially after the last two years of being in a pandemic, has been everyone's priority. If you fall ill often and have a low immune system, you may benefit from acupuncture treatment.

Acupuncture treatment helps fight off pathogens and supports the body's natural immune system responses. Hence, if you are experiencing a cold, then this treatment will help speed up your recovery rate and relieve debilitating symptoms.

Enhances Mental Clarity  

Have you ever experienced brain fog that affects your performance and productivity at work? Brain fog happens when a person is under a lot of stress, pressure and suffering from lack of sleep. This makes it difficult to think and focus on even the simplest task.

Acupuncture treatment will reduce a person's stress level and improve your quality of sleep. When these brain fog causes have been solved, your mental clarity will be enhanced.

Reduces Eye Strain 

Living in a world of technology, we are constantly looking at digital devices, whether it is for work or pleasure. However, straining our eyes by looking at a screen for an extended period can lead to various eye issues, such as:

- myopia

- hypermetropia

- cataract

- glaucoma

- amblyopia

Acupuncture treatment can reduce the risk of eye strain and treat some eye ailments as well. In fact, it's possible that your vision will be improved as well through acupuncture treatments.

Looking to get your first acupuncture treatment done? Doux Visage is the first leading medical skincare in Malaysia to combine the power of Chinese Medicine with the goodness of Western beauty ingredients. With the expertise of Dr. Jenny Goh (Ph.D), getting treated for any health issues through TCM health treatments in Malaysia is second to none. For more information, call us at +603 7728 6113.